Two Yale students have the pain of hangovers into a passion, and have developed a patent-pending anti-hangover formula that they say is ‘based on science.’
Called SunUp, the supplement comes in powder form. Consumers mix it with water and drink before heading out for a long night of consuming alcohol.
The product’s ingredients work together to break down toxic molecules in the liver, balances the user’s glutamine levels, and arm the body with electrolytes which provide uplift to the body before and after consumption of alcohol.
SunUp is the invention of Margaret Morese, a senior molecular, cellular and developmental biology major at Yale, and Liam McClintok, a senior D1 athlete involved in Greek life at Yale.
On their Indigogo page, the team said that according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hangovers cost the United States over $200 billion. The figures represent about $1.37 each drink consumed by Americans.
“Together, with your help, we are aiming to prevent the damaging effects of alcohol on the body, terrible feelings of a hangover, and productivity lost due to alcohol hangovers,” the team said.
The ingredients in SunUp have each undergone independent testing in independent studies, to prove they have the ability to increase the rate of alcohol clearance and active defense against alcohol toxicity.
Instead of using the ingredients separately, Morese and McClintock combined them into the ultimate hangover killing formula.
According to the team, SunUp comes in a citrus flavored packet of all natural ingredients that dissolves into a glass of water.
Their campaign is seeking $20,000 and has so far secured over 50% of the amount.
For a $5 pledge, consumers in the US will receive a single package of SunUp.